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Shoham Smith

Shoham Smith was born in Jerusalem in 1966 and currently lives in Tel Aviv. Smith studied industrial design at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design and literature at Tel Aviv University. She writes book reviews and is a translator. Smith has published collections of short stories and a number of children's books. She received the Prime Minister's Prize (2009), the ACUM Award for Furthering the Publication of Children's Books twice (2011; 2015), the Devorah Omer Prize for A Treasury of Hebrew Legends for Children (2014) and the Lea Goldberg Prize for My Aunt Lea Goldberg (2017).

Shoham Smith

Books Published in Hebrew

Things that My Heart Fails to Tell (stories) , Keter, 1996 [Libi Omer Li She-Zichroni Boged Bi]
HomeCenter (stories), Yedioth Ahronoth, 2002 [HomeCenter]
Take Away (story), Zmora-Bitan, 2002 [Take Away]
The brides' dressess (graphic novels) , 2018
Quick Land (children-picture bk), Keter, 1997 [Eretz Tik-Tak]
A Nuisance Moon (children-picture bk), Tammuz, 1999 [Yareʹach Nudnik]
Gombotz and Karchibachi (children-picture bk), Zmora-Bitan, 2001 [Gombotz Ve-Karchibachi]
Who Drank My Juice? [with Rutu Modan] (children-picture bk) , Sifriat Poalim, 2004 [Mi Shata Li]
Six Great Heroes: From World Mythology (children), Kinneret, 2006 [Shisha Giborim Gdolim: Ba-Mitologyot Shel Amei Ha-Olam]
Mythological Monsters from Ancient Greece (children-picture bk), Anonima, 2007 [Miflatzot Mitologiyot Shel Yavan Ha-Atika]
A Day in Jerusalem (children-picture bk), Anonima, 2008 [Yomtiyul Yerushalayim]
Six Great Heroines: From World Mythology (children), Kinneret, 2008 [Shesh Giborot Gdolot Ba-Mitologyot Shel Amei Ha-Olam]
Porridge for Daddy (children-picture bk), Kinneret, 2010 [Aba Achal Daysa]
A Treasury of Hebrew Legends for Children (children), Dvir, 2011 [Ha-Agadot Shelanu: Otzar Ha-Agada Ha-Ivrit Li-Yeladim]
City Boy (children), Kinneret, 2012 [Yeled Ir]
Signs in the Well (children-picture bk), Kinneret, 2013 [Ot Ba-Beʹer: Al Pi Agadat Chazal]
An After Bedtime Story (children-picture bk), Kinneret, 2014 [Sipur Acharei Ha-Sheina]
The Fox and the Grapes (children-picture bk), Kinneret, 2014 [Mashal Al Shual]
Yakinton: A Story about Friendship and Song (children), Kinneret, 2015 [Yakinton: Sipur Al Chaverut Ve-Shir]
Six Great Cunning Stories from World Mythology (children), Kinneret, 2015 [Shesh Tachbulot Gdolot Ba-Mitologyot Shel Amei Ha-Olam]
The Legend of Astrid (children), Zeltner, 2015 [ Agadat Astrid: Sipura Shel Astrid Lindgren]
My Aunt Lea Goldberg (children), Kinneret, 2016 [Doda Lea: Me'et Shumish]
The Legend of Kamtza and Bar-Kamtza (children-picture bk), Kinneret, 2016 [Agadat Kamtza U-Var-Kamtza]
Avera: The Journey to Painting (children-picture-bk), 2016 [Avela: Ha-Masa El Ha-Tziyur]
Sand Dunes Child: Six Stories in the Footsteps of S. Yizhar (youth), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2017 [Yeled Cholot: Shisha Sipurim Be-Ikvot S. Yizhar]

Books in Translation

A Day in Jerusalem
German: Munich, Pattloch, 2010.

Porridge for Daddy
French: Grenoble, P’tit Glenat, 2012
German: Leipzig, Klett Kinderbuch, 2012

The Book of Legends
Portuguese: Sao Paulo, Companhia das Letrinhas, 2013

An After Bedtime Story
English: New York, Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2016
French: Paris, Cambourakis, 2017

"An original, extraordinary book" The Brenner prize committee
Congratulations to Noga Albalach, winner of the 2018 Brenner prize for her book "The Old Man (Farewell)".
Residencies in Vienna and Salzburg
In co-operation with KulturKontakt Austria, the Austrian Federal Chancellery offers 50 residencies in Vienna and Salzburg for the year 2019. Applications can be submitted for literature, literature for children and young adults and literary translations. Please note the deadline of September 30th, 2018.
Call for applications English speakers: Stay culture in Paris (deadline: June 12th, 2018)
Details in the attached link
Congratulations to Sami Berdugo and Shoham Smith, recipients of the 2018 Bialik Prize, one of the most prestigious literary prizes in Israel!

The Ministry of Culture and Sport announced the names of the winners of the Arik Einstein Veterans Artists Prize.
A prize of 50,000 NIS was given to each of the 21 artists who worked and are still working to promote Israeli culture in various fields -Music, dance, theater, plastic arts, cinema and literature. In the literature category the winners were Ronny Someck, Jacob Buchan and Shlomit Cohen-Assif. Also, Anat Masiach is among the recipient of the prize for debut literary works. Congratulations!
The fourth German-Hebrew/Hebrew-German translation workshop November 4th to 10th, 2018 Beit Ben-Yehuda, Jerusalem
After workshops in Berlin, Jerusalem and Straelen, the workshop will return to Jerusalem this spring. This workshop will focus on the participants translations. These are unfinished translations that have not yet been published. These will be sent to all participants. The workshop is open to 10 participants and is intended for literary translators with experience and publications. Workshop facilitators: Anne Birkenhauer and Gadi Goldberg Prerequisites: At least one published translation Duration: November 4th 2018 until November 10th, 2018 Location: Beit Ben-Yehuda, 28 Ein Gedi St., 93383 Jerusalem Participation fee: Participation (Accommodation and meals) is free of charge. Travel / flight expenses will be refunded. For more details and for the documents required for submitting application: Anne Birkenhauer, and Gadi Goldberg,
Ayelet Gundar-Goshen's "Waking Lions" is one of the 100 notable books of 2017 of the "New York Times".

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